The Closet Countdown: T-1 Day

20130629-102250.jpg“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine

I show up early to events. Meetings, movies, parties, The Closet Countdown… I’m pretty much ready to go. Even though I consider myself a fairly skilled minimalist when it comes to managing my closet, I have trouble imagining “making it” with just 55 items. Not sure why but I’m willing to explore it in the next 100 days. I look forward to what I learn about that and my strange relationship to my closet.

Deep down I know it’s not about the clothes. It’s about doing what I think I need to do to get my head out of the closet and into my life. Big goals. People. Work. Life. You know, the important stuff. I do not work in the fashion industry and I’m constantly surrounded by people who love me (and even like me sometimes!). They don’t care about the fit and fabric or style of my clothing choices. They care about how I treat them and how they feel when they are around me.

If I can relegate my entire wardrobe to “tools” in my mind, perhaps I can learn how to become more present in each moment. I can make space on my mental stage for different life skills. Like kindness and encouragement. Things that make me happy to be a part of the human race…

Basic updates in the decision making process.:

  • I worked in the yard long enough to feel good about my decision to keep the overalls.
  • The rubber boots have been categorized as garden/work tools.
  • Wore a “chosen” dress to dinner last night. Helped me decide that it wasn’t a Hell Yeah!

Thanks for joining me on my simplicity quest. I appreciate the company and I promise to keep posting updates. Cheers!